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Running head: Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s Disease Walden university NURS 6512 Rufina Ewane
Alzheimer’s Disease 1 A Week 6: Decision tree media assignment 1-2 page paper: Alzheimer’s Disease Summarize the case you were assigned: Alzheimer’s Disease Provide a summary of the three decisions you made. List each drug option you selected. Based on the decisions you recommended for the patient case study, explain whether you believe the decisions provided were supported by the evidence-based literature. Be specific and provide examples. Be sure to support your response with evidence and references from outside resources. What were you hoping to achieve with the decisions you recommended for the patient case study you were assigned? Support your response with evidence and references from outside resources. Explain any difference between what you expected to achieve with each of the decisions and the results of the decision in the exercise. Describe whether they were different. Be specific and provide examples. Introduction Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disorder characterized by progressive memory loss, impaired thinking, neuropsychiatric symptoms like hallucination and delusions, and inability to perform routine activities of daily living (Rosenthal, L. D., & Burchum, J. R. ,2018). The symptoms may develop and get worse over times. Eventually, it will affect the patient’s ability to think and perform daily task. Treatment of patients with Alzheimer's disease is based on factors like stage of the disease, comorbidities, family support, and even the care setting. The purpose of this paper is to make decisions on treatment of patient with Alzheimer’s disease and explain the differences in the exercise results and anticipated results of the decisions. Summary the case assigned: Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s Disease 2 In the case study, Mr. Akkad is a 76-year-old Iranian male brought to the office by his son to be examined for complains of strange behavior and thoughts. The son reported that these behaviors have been ongoing for the past two years and are getting worse. According to the son, that Mr. Akkadi exhibited a lack of interest in family activities that were usually very important to him. The son further reported that Mr, Akkadi has become more critical of every one and things he used to take seriously had become a source of “amusement” and “ridicule” for him. Mr. Akkad has also been more forgetful over the past two years and has had difficulty in following through in a conversation. Upon assessment, patient was alert and oriented x2, cooperative, pleasant and enjoyed speaking to provider. His speech was clear and, coherent, but tangential at times with poor eye contact. However, patient exhibited confabulation during memory test.

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